Mahmood's "Soldi" gets a Spanish and English treatment

Mahmood collaborates with Maikel Delacalle and Isac Elliot

Italian 2019 Eurovision Song Contest representative Mahmood, has released two new versions of Soldi, just hours before his first technical rehearsal in Tel Aviv. Mahmood joined forces with Spanish rapper Maikel Delacalle and created a blended Italian / Spanish version of "Soldi". He also collaborated with Finnish Pop singer Isac Elliot for an English / Italian version.

The song is an autobiography about Mahmood's family. The lyrics explain how Mahmood's relationship with his father was strained and broken, when he left his family while he was just a child. The lyrics continue to suggest that Money was the main priority of Mahmood's father.

Earlier this week, Italian Media reported that Mahmood was very ill with fever and a throat infection. Despite this mishap, Mahmood is expected to step on the Tal Aviv stage today afternoon give a rendition of Soldi during the first rehearsal.

Italy in Eurovision Song Contest

Italy 2015: Il Volo - "Grande Amore"

Italy has been in Eurovision for 44 contests. They have won twice, in 1964 with the song "Non Ho L'étà" and in 1990 with "Insieme: 1992". Worst result was in 1966 where they finished last.

Italy 2015: Il Volo - "Grande Amore"

The most known song is "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu" or better known as "Volare" from 1958. It is also the most covered Eurovision Song Contest song. The song has been covered by famous stars such as Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and many more.

Italy had a long pause from Eurovision Song Contest from 1998 to 2010. Since then Italy has been a "Big-5"-country, automatically qualifying for every year's Grand Final.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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